Wine & Dine Guide

  • 2017-05-02

Restaurant CRU, Tallinn

Located on the main street of beautiful Tallinn’s Old Town, just 100 m from the Town Hall, the luxurious boutique CRU Hotel is set in a 15th-century merchant’s house. The hotel houses an elegant, yet cozy restaurant which offers a wide selection of international dishes, specializing in French and Estonian cuisine.

Restaurant CRU is located on the ground floor and has a great view on one of the busiest streets of the Old Town. Inspired by the historical atmosphere of the amazing Old Town, Restaurant CRU aims to strike a balance between classic and modern cuisine, making any culinary experience truly timeless. Its two main rooms have been renovated to the original plans of the 15th century building, creating an authentic feeling of the late Middle Ages.

Even though the Old Town is always flooded by tourists and the restaurant could care less about the quality, but these guys do care a lot. Superb service, fantastic food with local ingredients and creativity, an atmosphere which could either be taken as romantic or formal, depending on your occasion.

The service is faultless and Restaurant CRU serves one of the best Estonian breakfasts in town. The a la carte menu is small but sufficient, all with some interesting combination of flavors. Most of the goods come from local farmers and have very high quality.

The head chef of the restaurant Dmitri Haljukov represented Estonia in the finals of Bocuse d'Or (also called the Olympics for Chefs) in Lyon in 2015. CRU's Chef Pavel Gurjanov was the Chef of the Year in 2013 and received first place at Baltic Culinary Star Cup.

When in Old Town, pay a visit to CRU. Booking a table is easy – either via internet or by phone +372 6140085. The address is 8 Viru,